pachyderm

[ pak-i-durm ]

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Part of Speech

noun

Origin + Etymology

from French pachyderme, from Greek pakhudermos, from pakhus ‘thick’ + derma ‘skin’

Synonyms

  • elephant
  • mammoth
  • rhinoceros
  • hippopotamus
  • mastodon

Antonyms

  • mouse
  • rodent

Definition

a very large mammal with thick skin, especially an elephant, rhinoceros, or hippopotamus

Example

If the circus has an elephant, it has a pachyderm.

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